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Early lung cancer screening can save livesAdvances in Healthcare

Early lung cancer screening can save lives

Michael Spandorfer, MDPulmonologist and Critical Care SpecialistRoper St. Francis Healthcare Who is at risk for lung cancer?Smoking cigarettes, cigars and
Fresh Health News: Fall 2022Advances in Healthcare

Fresh Health News: Fall 2022

Outpacing dementia, heart disease in women, chronically ill young adults, short workouts, tuned out teens, and over-the-counter hearing aids
Fresh Health News: Summer 2022Advances in Healthcare

Fresh Health News: Summer 2022

Osteoarthritis knee pain prevention, weight on endometrial cancer, help for hearing loss, cardiovascular health, gun violence and children, the link…
Hip arthroscopyAdvances in Healthcare

Hip arthroscopy

Hip Arthroscopy: A Minimally Invasive Look Inside Your Hip Joint When rest, physical therapy and other non-surgical treatments fail to
Your immune system vs. cancerAdvances in Healthcare

Your immune system vs. cancer

Your immune system’s job is to find foreign cells, like viruses or bacteria, and destroy them. In most people, the
When should I schedule a skin cancer screening?Advances in Healthcare

When should I schedule a skin cancer screening?

Did you know that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer? According to the American Academy of Dermatology,
Cutting-Edge CareAdvances in Healthcare

Cutting-Edge Care

Roper St. Francis Healthcare builds a state-of-the-art facility to treat blood and lymph node cancers, thanks to a former patient
Fresh Health News: Spring 2022Advances in Healthcare

Fresh Health News: Spring 2022

Ischemic strokes in young women, exercise for longer life, blood pressure on the rise, insight into eye exams, infants and…
Fresh Health News: Winter 2022Advances in Healthcare

Fresh Health News: Winter 2022

Meditation to relieve chronic stress, updated dietary guidelines from the American Heart Association, new research on chronic pain, and more
Home Sweet HospitalAdvances in Healthcare

Home Sweet Hospital

Roper St. Francis Healthcare leads an effort to deliver acute hospital care directly to patients’ homes.
A Clear PictureAdvances in Healthcare

A Clear Picture

Doctors utilize video X-rays to pinpoint urinary tract troubles
Fresh Health News: Fall 2021Advances in Healthcare

Fresh Health News: Fall 2021

Change in Season – A simple salt switch offers plenty of flavor without the unpalatable risks associated with too much
Understanding Vaccine BreakthroughAdvances in Healthcare

Understanding Vaccine Breakthrough

Early this fall, as cases of COVID-19 surged again despite available vaccines, questions about “breakthrough cases” also began to surge.
Get screened, gentleman. It can save your life.Advances in Healthcare

Get screened, gentleman. It can save your life.

In general, men don’t do as good of a job as women when keeping up with their health screenings, which
A Targeted ResponseAdvances in Healthcare

A Targeted Response

The body becomes its own best medicine with a fascinating approach to healing bones, joints and connective tissues
Adaptive TechnologyAdvances in Healthcare

Adaptive Technology

Forward-thinking bariatric surgeons exercise the newest robotic technology in the operating room WRITTEN BY Lauren B. JohnsonPHOTOGRAPHS BY (Dr. Mitchell)
Let’s Zoom InAdvances in Healthcare

Let’s Zoom In

Meet the 3T MRI: one of the most powerful and precise diagnostic imaging tools available  Written By Kinsey Gidick  In
Operation: RechargeAdvances in Healthcare

Operation: Recharge

Feeling sluggish? Rather than beelining back to the coffee pot, take a moment to understand what fuels your body best
Virtual RealityAdvances in Healthcare

Virtual Reality

A generous grant helps fund Hospital at Home, the newest version of telehealth and virtual medicine Written by Lauren B.
Fixing the LeakAdvances in Healthcare

Fixing the Leak

Open-heart surgery is the standard method for repairing mitral valves, but for some, a treatment option now available at Roper
Could You Spot a Stroke?Advances in Healthcare

Could You Spot a Stroke?

“When symptoms start showing up, you have to respond immediately,” says local stroke survivor Ron Brinson, pictured here with his
10 Women Who Made Their Mark in MedicineAdvances in Healthcare

10 Women Who Made Their Mark in Medicine

Trailblazers, innovators and wartime heroines Women have been making their mark in medicine for centuries Women have made significant contributions
HIV/AIDS Infection Rates Continue to Rise in the SouthAdvances in Healthcare

HIV/AIDS Infection Rates Continue to Rise in the South

  Understanding, diagnosing and treating HIV and AIDS has come a long way since the early 1980s, when the virus
A Cut AboveAdvances in Healthcare

A Cut Above

Robotic-assisted technology is improving the accuracy and precision of total knee replacements—a procedure that’s on the rise throughout the nation